The 16 days of Sarah Palin at CPAC: Day 14: Why We Fight

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The 16 days of Sarah Palin at CPAC: Day 14: Why We Fight

This is the 14th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & com­men­tary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Play­ing Pre­vent
Day 6: Sink­ing Ships
Day 7: Flex­i­bil­ity Pens & Putin
Day 8: Antic­i­pa­tion
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Fem­i­nism
Day 12: Lib­er­ated Much?
Day 13: Boldly Go Forth

One of the things that our friends in the GOP have never seemed to fig­ure out is what moti­vates the Tea Party /​Con­ser­v­a­tive movement.

Lee Stranahan’s report­ing not with­stand­ing the vast major­ity of the peo­ple who got involved in the Tea Party move­ment did not have an inter­est in mak­ing a career out of pol­i­tics nor were out to make their for­tune and it cer­tainly wasn’t a sign of love for the GOP

“Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a sin­gle hand went up, but peo­ple over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democ­rats they would be back to throw them out too. No won­der the GOP is scared of the tea party.

…it was because of the prob­lems that peo­ple saw and wanted to solve. Which is exactly the point that Sarah Palin is making

The key line

We’re not here to re-​brand a party, we’re here to rebuild a country

The GOP per­cep­tion of the Tea Party is like the CSA per­cep­tion of Eng­land dur­ing the Trent Affair. It wasn’t until after Mason and Slidel’s release that the Con­fed­er­ates real­ized Eng­land only acted to pro­tect their own interests.

At the NLRC both Mark Steyn & John Fund noted that thanks to the two-​party sys­tem the GOP will likely win by default in 2014 as they did in 2010 but as Fund said, they will only keep power if they use that power to act accord­ing to the inter­ests of the peo­ple who elect them.

Sarah Palin under­stands this, would that the GOP did.
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It’s Sun­day and this is the worst posi­tion we’ve ever started a week in.

We could make our entire weekly goal today and still be over $600 shy of the mort­gage payment.

There is no way to sugar coat it, after miss­ing our weekly goal for the last 3 weeks and six out of the last seven we are a full $1015 shy of the mort­gage pay­ment with 9 days left to the month.

we need a min­i­mum of four $25 tip jar hit­ters every day for the next nine days sim­ply to come up a mere $100 short.

We can make our goal but only you help. If there was ever a time for you to kick in if you were think­ing of it, it’s now.

So I’m ask­ing you to hit DaTip­Jar below if you pos­si­bly can.

With 61 more $20 a month sub­scribers this site will be able to cover its bills for a full year.

I would ask that you do sub­scribe by hit­ting the but­ton below. If your finances allow it, con­sider choos­ing Hat level or bet­ter. A sub­scrip­tion comes not only with exclu­sive com­men­tary, but on a weekly basis you will have the oppor­tu­nity to get direct access to me by phone to pro­vide feed­back or sug­ges­tions to make sure this site is wor­thy of your finan­cial sup­port and patronage.


This is the 14th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?
Day 13: Boldly Go Forth

One of the things that our friends in the GOP have never seemed to figure out is what motivates the Tea Party / Conservative movement.

Lee Stranahan’s reporting not withstanding the vast majority of the people who got involved in the Tea Party movement did not have an interest in making a career out of politics nor were out to make their fortune and it certainly wasn’t a sign of love for the GOP

“Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party.

…it was because of the problems that people saw and wanted to solve. Which is exactly the point that Sarah Palin is making

The key line

We’re not here to re-brand a party, we’re here to rebuild a country

The GOP perception of the Tea Party is like the CSA perception of England during the Trent Affair. It wasn’t until after Mason and Slidel’s release that the Confederates realized England only acted to protect their own interests.

At the NLRC both Mark Steyn & John Fund noted that thanks to the two-party system the GOP will likely win by default in 2014 as they did in 2010 but as Fund said, they will only keep power if they use that power to act according to the interests of the people who elect them.

Sarah Palin understands this, would that the GOP did.
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It’s Sunday and this is the worst position we’ve ever started a week in.

We could make our entire weekly goal today and still be over $600 shy of the mortgage payment.

There is no way to sugar coat it, after missing our weekly goal for the last 3 weeks and six out of the last seven we are a full $1015 shy of the mortgage payment with 9 days left to the month.

we need a minimum of four $25 tip jar hitters every day for the next nine days simply to come up a mere $100 short.

We can make our goal but only you help. If there was ever a time for you to kick in if you were thinking of it, it’s now.

So I’m asking you to hit DaTipJar below if you possibly can.

 

With 61 more $20 a month subscribers this site will be able to cover its bills for a full year.

I would ask that you do subscribe by hitting the button below. If your finances allow it, consider choosing Hat level or better. A subscription comes not only with exclusive commentary, but on a weekly basis you will have the opportunity to get direct access to me by phone to provide feedback or suggestions to make sure this site is worthy of your financial support and patronage.